Remarks: Israel Folau is a Professional Rugby League Footballer. He was a Rugby Union Player who most recently played for the New South Wales Waratahs in Super Rugby. He has previously played rugby league and Australian rules football. In 2019, he became the record holder for most tries scored in Super Rugby history. Folau was sacked earlier this year for again making homophobic comments on social media.
Folau was sacked earlier this year for again making homophobic comments on social media. He had already done so before re-signing with Rugby Australia on a four-year contract worth about $5 million.1)
“If anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God…” 1 Peter 4:16
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…” Romans 1:16
The interviewer Martyn Isles reminded us, “Never doubt, in the heat and fire of rejection and anger, that God’s work is being done in God’s way, when we are simply not ashamed. Let us not fear the day of trial and difficulty in those moments…“